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    I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    In the past 36 hours, I've used a sniping service (Gixen) for the first time ever and let me just say..."What the hell was I waiting for?"

    The only thing that caused me to use it were the ungodly hours that the clownish sellers decided to end their auctions.

    Really Mr. Seller? Living in Colorado, you thought somehow that a 5:00am EST ending time was smart?

    Anyway...anyone who has resisted using a service like this, it's super smooth and I'm 3-3 with the three auctions ending for about 30% of my max bids.
    Hello again.

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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    welcome to the darkside


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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    I never bid on anything without it.
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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    i am a paying Gixen user, have been for a few years now.

    Honestly, best $6 a year one can spend on cards.
    What you collect is awesome, what i collect sucks.

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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    Quote Originally Posted by ThoseBackPages
    i am a paying Gixen user, have been for a few years now.

    Honestly, best $6 a year one can spend on cards.
    What do you get from the $6/year?
    Hello again.

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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    Quote Originally Posted by 200lbhockeyplayer
    Quote Originally Posted by ThoseBackPages
    i am a paying Gixen user, have been for a few years now.

    Honestly, best $6 a year one can spend on cards.
    What do you get from the $6/year?
    I believe its their mirror service that sets up a 2nd snipe. I will have to try it too.

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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    I "came to the light" about six months ago, and the amount of money I have saved is unreal.

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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    Shhhh!

    Honestly, most sports cards know about this, but for everyday items, especially when I'm in "competition" with soccer Moms for kids' stuff, DVD sets, etc. Gixen has been great. I've used it 20-30 times and never had a problem.

    I don't use it myself for hobby stuff, 'cuz I just put in my Max bid, (usually very low) and IF I win it, great, if not, no biggie.
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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    Is it better than esnipe?

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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    The $6 gets you a second mirror server that gets used from time to time..

    I recently had a couple of wins that were because of the mirror site.. I had lost out on a card before I was a paying gixenite because they had a server issue on thier main server..

    It's worth the $6 to add the mirror site..

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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    I have been using a snipe program for a little over a month, and it failed its first one the other night...for a 1/1 for my Vinny Testaverde pc. I was devastated. A 1999 Topps Gold Label Red 1/1 ended for about $30, when I was sniping for over double so I could add it to the other one I have from that set.

    Moral of the story - either go with the mirror service they have, or use Gixen and Goofbay both so you have two chances.
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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    Would I still be able to get cash back though? I get about $3500 a year from ebates on ebay, so being able to win a few more auctions wouldn't be worth it if you can't use ebates.

    Is it still possible to use a site like ebates with gixen?

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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    I have used it for about 3 months now and I am 16-20 only because some of the prices got
    over my max snipe so they did not fire
    -Richard-

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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    Gixen gives you the mirror service free of charge if you place a banner on your page. I have done that and my subscription is free through 2038.

    So there is no way to get Gixen Mirror free of charge?
    There is - Gixen backlinkers get it for free, as long as they continue linking Gixen from their web page, and as long as pagerank of this page is 1 or higher. These backlinks are so important for Gixen rating on search engines that I consider them payment enough.

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    Re: I lived in a cave, but "Hello" Gixen.

    Quote Originally Posted by frzg
    Would I still be able to get cash back though? I get about $3500 a year from ebates on ebay, so being able to win a few more auctions wouldn't be worth it if you can't use ebates.

    Is it still possible to use a site like ebates with gixen?
    I'm in the same boat. That's why I don't use sniping programs.


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